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Save the Cupcake! (Confectionately Yours #1)

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  1,976 Ratings  ·  165 Reviews
This delicious new series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Papademetriou is a real treat -- full of humor and heart and cupcakes!

Confession: My life is soooo not sprinkles and sunshine . . .

Hayley's world is far from perfect: her parents have divorced, her mom has lost her job, and she and her sister Chloe are stuck sharing a bedroom in their grandmother's apar
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2012)
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May 25, 2012 Shazzer rated it liked it
So apparently cupcakes are huge right now. The Cupcake Diaries books are flying on my shelves, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to look into some of the other cupcake-y series out there. This was a fun, not-too-heavy but not-too-light middle grade read with what looks like some excellent recipes (I'm dying to try the french toast cupcakes). I know Lisa Papademetriou mostly through her Disney fairies books, which I've always enjoyed, so I'm looking forward to seeing where she takes this series. If n ...more
May 20, 2012 Daisy rated it it was amazing
Oh my, this book was totally awesome! It was about a girl named Hayley Hicks. Her parents got divorced. Her hobby is making up new recipes of cupcakes. She is very independent. Though later on her life takes a turn and her friend Artemis and Marco start ignoring her
Aug 15, 2014 Irene rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Upper Elementary and Middle School Kids
Recommended to Irene by: Isabelle
Shelves: children
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Jun 21, 2015 Justine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
J'hésite encore à arrondir à 4. Ce serait un bon 3,5/5 voire 3,7 mais je n'arrive pas à me décider, parce qu'il n'y a pas eu l'étincelle et que certaines choses auraient mérité d'être développées. À côté de ça, j'ai passé un très bon moment de lecture et je veux la suite ! ^^
Ms. Yingling
May 20, 2012 Ms. Yingling rated it liked it
Hayley is having enough trouble adjusting to middle school without having to deal with her father's new girlfriend, her mother's unemployment, or the fact that she likes one of her friends who is a boy... kind of as more than a friend. Her family has moved into her grandmother's apartment above her struggling tea shop, so Hayley spends a lot of time helping out, creating new recipes for cupcakes and trying to get her grandmother to realize that she has to keep up with the times if she wants her ...more
Jan 07, 2013 Natalie rated it it was amazing
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Apr 30, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It didn't really have that "cant put the book down" factor, but it was still very good. I especially liked it because I can definately relate. I am a girl in middle school that loves to bake and has some serious friend problems. This story could relate to a lot of people because of all of the things that happen. I would definatley say that this book is worth buying even though it is a quick read. The only thing that disappointed me was that not every problem was resol ...more
Mar 05, 2012 Erin rated it liked it
nice little fluff book--quick read if you are looking for a no-brainer. slightly disappointing ending (just because the author doesn't really resolve all the threads), it was obviously left open for the next book Taking the Cake.
Feb 15, 2014 Kaylee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This was a great book. I recommend for any girls who like baking and/or are going through a tough time. Haley helps cheer them right up.
Nov 12, 2012 Brenna rated it liked it
My mom and I love to bake, and this was a great book to read with her. The drama that the main character is deal with is what is happening to me in real life.
This was hilarious.
Nov 04, 2012 Ellie rated it really liked it
This is a good book but it leaves you hanging.

Its about a girl called Hayley. She loves to bake cupcakes. She lives with her British grandmother in the teashop as her mum and dad are divorced. Her mum doesn't have a job as each time she messes up the interviews. Her dad has a new girlfriend, Annie. She has 2 BFFS Marco, and Artemis (known as Artie, who is actually a girl). She forces Artie to go for a part in a play. Devon, who Hayley has a crush on, is also in the play. Artie and Devon spend a
Oct 08, 2012 Delaney rated it it was amazing
The first book in this series is about a girl named Hayley who has hit a rough point in her life:her father, who is divorced, has an attractive new girlfriend, her mom has lost her job and has to mave her family into Hayley's grandmothers house, and her friends Artie and Marco are acting very differently. Luckily, Hayley sees one bright spot in her rapidly changing life: cupcakes! But will they be enough to sweeten her tough situation?

I really liked this book because it's about a girl with true
Dec 24, 2012 Vicki rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, kids-books
This is a good book that my 11yr old daughter and I read together. I recommend it. It's also worth 5 A.R points if your school does the Accelerated Reader program. We plan on reading the 2nd book within the next couple weeks.
Dec 29, 2012 Tswizzle.♥ rated it it was amazing
I Love this book so much!! Its a light and quick read for everyone.. <3 The characters are so realistic in this book. I congratulate Lisa Papademetriou for this amazing book and I really want to read the 2nd and 3rd books for this series.. <3
Dec 11, 2012 Paypay rated it it was amazing
i thought this book was really good it is about a girl named haley who's parents are gETTING DIVORCED HER MOM HAS JUST LOST HER JOB AND NOW HER BEST FRIENDS ARE TURNING ON HER haleys world is far from perfect trust me
j ♡
Mar 27, 2012 j ♡ rated it it was amazing
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Paigemcgov McGovern
Oct 28, 2012 Paigemcgov McGovern rated it really liked it
This book is about a girl with a not so sweet life. She thinks life is sooo not sprinkles and sunshine.
Kaylee Morgan
Nov 12, 2012 Kaylee Morgan rated it it was amazing
This is a great book! I couldn't believe what happened! I wanted to read the next book in the series so bad after finishing it. I'm reading Taking The Cake now.
Tasia Baker
Oct 14, 2015 Tasia Baker rated it it was amazing
It was a good book if you like baking, I loved the book because it had good describing words and I felt like I was in the book. Overall a great book
Oct 23, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Do you think middle school is tough? Well the girl in this book is doing it with divorced pearents. She has an annoying little sister and grummpy dad just got a new girlfriend.
Jan 02, 2013 Vanessa rated it really liked it
Luv how they give some cupcake recipes
Jul 15, 2012 Emma rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book! The characters seem so real, and seem so kind too!
Jan 05, 2013 Erika rated it it was amazing
Love this book so much!! The characters are so realistic! One word. Love. ...more
Lauren Pyfer
Sep 08, 2014 Lauren Pyfer rated it really liked it
Really fast book I found a lot of recipes in it too
Eunice lopez
Good book
I love this book is the best
Dec 02, 2016 Katy rated it liked it
This book it about a girl named Hayley that lives in her grandmas apartment with her mom and little sister. Her parents are divorced so she only gets to see her dad every other weekend or every weekend it depends. Her grandma has a tea shop under her apartment. Sometimes Hayley sells cupcakes that she makes herself from scratch, sometimes she make up the recipes herself. In this book cupcakes are really her only best friend and she knows that she can depend on them. Hayley and her best friend st ...more
Asinate Haunga
Hayley is the main character. Hayley's parents are divorced and now shes living with her mom and her sister in her Grandma's apartment. And to top it of her best friend Artie might not be her best friend. I would recommend this book for girls who are in Elemantry and Middle school and also people who love baking.
Caitlyn D
Nov 10, 2016 Caitlyn D rated it it was amazing
I love this book, I made the gluten-free chocolate cupcakes and they are the best chocolate cupcakes gluten-free or not! i really wanted to share them with my family, but when I tasted them i decided that I didn't want to share them, but I did anyway!
Dec 12, 2016 Lisa rated it liked it
I thought the protagonist sounded a little young and naive for 13, but it's a sweet book (pun intended!). I'll likely read the next book.
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Bestselling author Lisa Papademetriou is the author of the 'Confectionately Yours' series, 'Middle School: Big, Fat Liar' and 'Homeroom Diaries' (both with James Patterson), and many other novels for middle grade and young adult readers. Her books have appeared on the Bank Street Best Books of the Year list, the NYPL Books for the Teen Age, and the Texas Lone Star Reading List, among others. A for ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Confectionately Yours (4 books)
  • Taking the Cake! (Confectionately Yours, #2)
  • Sugar and Spice (Confectionately Yours, #3)
  • Something New (Confectionately Yours, #4)

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